Power station buildings

Power station buildings

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Caption: Power station buildings. View, from the top of one of the chimneys, of buildings at a coal-fired power station. Coal trucks and coal stockpiles are seen at lower left. Cooling towers are seen at upper right. This is the Drax power station near Selby, North Yorkshire, UK. This view looks north from the main chimney. At 259 metres, it is one of the tallest structures in the UK. As of 2006, Drax is the largest, cleanest and most efficient of the UK's coal-fired power stations. It can burn 36,000 tones of coal a day to produce 4,000 megawatts of power, around 7% of the UK's electricity needs. It was built from 1974-1986. For a view of the chimney, see T190/454.

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